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Cambodia Visa Extension (agency or do it yourself?)

Post by fitnesspm » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:40 pm

I couldn't find the information when I did a search on this forum!

I've done a Duckduckgo search and found conflicting information. Some say it's a lot of trouble to get a visa extension and to go through an agency while others said it's easy to do it yourself in 2019.

I've been quoted by my Hotel for a 30 visa extension (10 days) for $55. From what I've been told it's only $30 if I do it myself but it can take 2-3 weeks? Some sites say 2-4 days??

Should I do it myself or through an agency?
What is the cost for 30 days visa extension?
How long does it take?
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Re: Visa Extension (agency or do it yourself?)

Post by DaveG » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:09 pm

fitnesspm wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:40 pm
I couldn't find the information when I did a search on this forum!

I've done a Duckduckgo search and found conflicting information. Some say it's a lot of trouble to get a visa extension and to go through an agency while others said it's easy to do it yourself in 2019.

I've been quoted by my Hotel for a 30 visa extension (10 days) for $55. From what I've been told it's only $30 if I do it myself but it can take 2-3 weeks? Some sites say 2-4 days??

Should I do it myself or through an agency?
What is the cost for 30 days visa extension?
How long does it take?
https://www.movetocambodia.com/planning ... #extending

What city are you in.
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Re: Visa Extension (agency or do it yourself?)

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:47 pm

What type of visa do you currently have?

Which part of Cambodia are you in?

By the sounds of it, you may be on a Tourist Visa and only want a 1 month extension of stay (which is the max for a Tourist Visa).

If that's the case, I would advise just using a visa agent, maximum you should pay is $45. Allow at least 7 - 14 days.

It's only really beneficial to apply yourself directly at the Department of Immigration if applying for a 6 or 12 month EOS.
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Re: Visa Extension (agency or do it yourself?)

Post by fitnesspm » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:02 pm

I'm in PP.

I got a normal 30 day visa on arrival at the airport.
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Re: Visa Extension (agency or do it yourself?)

Post by Kammekor » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:18 am

fitnesspm wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:02 pm
I'm in PP.

I got a normal 30 day visa on arrival at the airport.
There’s no ‘normal visa’ class in Cambodia. If you want help, you need to be more specific.
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Re: Visa Extension (agency or do it yourself?)

Post by fitnesspm » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:20 am

I don't have a clue what they gave me at the airport. I joined a line with everyone else, gave my passport and they said to wait at the collection window with another line. They never asked about what visa I wanted where I only took about 5 minutes. I paid about $35US for 30 days (I'm Australian).

What about my Thai girlfriend who is on 14 days? What are my options for her? Can I apply for an Evisa for her?
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Re: Visa Extension (agency or do it yourself?)

Post by Sweet Lemon » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:00 am

fitnesspm wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:20 am
I don't have a clue what they gave me at the airport. I joined a line with everyone else, gave my passport and they said to wait at the collection window with another line. They never asked about what visa I wanted where I only took about 5 minutes. I paid about $35US for 30 days (I'm Australian).

What about my Thai girlfriend who is on 14 days? What are my options for her? Can I apply for an Evisa for her?
It's up to you to figure out whether you got an extendable $35 "ordinary" visa on arrival or a non-extendable $30 tourist visa. Did you check tourist visa on the form or ordinary visa?
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Re: Visa Extension (agency or do it yourself?)

Post by Username Taken » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:22 am

Sweet Lemon wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:00 am
fitnesspm wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:20 am
I don't have a clue what they gave me at the airport. I joined a line with everyone else, gave my passport and they said to wait at the collection window with another line. They never asked about what visa I wanted where I only took about 5 minutes. I paid about $35US for 30 days (I'm Australian).

What about my Thai girlfriend who is on 14 days? What are my options for her? Can I apply for an Evisa for her?
It's up to you to figure out whether you got an extendable $35 "ordinary" visa on arrival or a non-extendable $30 tourist visa. Did you check tourist visa on the form or ordinary visa?
I think you might be wrong there.

The 30 day Tourist visa can be extended for 30 days.
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Re: Visa Extension (agency or do it yourself?)

Post by Cruisemonkey » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:26 am

When all else fails read the government of Cambodia law (Ministry of Foreign affairs and International Co-operation) re: visa regulations.
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Re: Visa Extension (agency or do it yourself?)

Post by yongchi » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:57 am

fitnesspm wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:20 am
I don't have a clue what they gave me at the airport. I joined a line with everyone else, gave my passport and they said to wait at the collection window with another line. They never asked about what visa I wanted where I only took about 5 minutes. I paid about $35US for 30 days (I'm Australian).

What about my Thai girlfriend who is on 14 days? What are my options for her? Can I apply for an Evisa for her?
Locate the number on your visa. It should be printed on the left side. If it is prefixed by a T, it’s a tourist visa. Ordinary visas are prefixed by an E.

About your girlfriend’s 14-day-entry, I don’t know. I would use a travel agent if you only want a month’s extension. They should also be able to tell you what options your girlfriend has.

Almost all travel agents should be able to help to extend a tourist visa and advise on your girlfriend’s options.

If you are in Phnom Penh and don’t have a travel agent close by, you could try CINA Travel on St. 130 or Lucky Lucky Motorcycles on Monivong. Just Google to see which one is closer.
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